Lao Morning News For April 11

Lao Morning News For April 11
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos, Germany applaud decades of fruitful development cooperation
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany have enjoyed a good relationship and great cooperation over the past more than half a century, with Germany making a significant contribution to this least developed country in Southeast Asia.
Vientiane Times 

IFAD boosting smart agriculture in Laos
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will continue to work with the government and partners through the provision of finance for innovative, adapted approaches and technologies relating to climate-smart agriculture.
Vientiane Times 

Rural midwives help save mothers in Lao People’s Democratic Republic
“Just lie still and relax. Breathe slowly,” midwife Khoun Keobouttavong told Out, 30. Out was laying on the floor of her small stilt house in the southern Thapangthong District of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

China-aided ASEAN shooting competition range handed over to Laos
An ASEAN small arms shooting competition range of the Lao People’s Army built with the help of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army was handed over to Lao authorities here on Tuesday.
Xinhua Net

SMEs to access finance via Laos-China cooperation scheme
Small and medium enterprises (SME) are set to enjoy easier access to finance thanks to a new financial cooperation scheme between Laos and China.
Vientiane Times 

Ambassador extends New Year greetings to Lao diplomats
A delegation of the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand led by Ambassador Nguyen Hai Bang visited the Lao Embassy in Thailand on April 9, to extend their greetings on Laos’ traditional New Year.
Nhan Dan Online 

Authorities face challenges recovering misappropriated State money
Millions of dollars have been embezzled by greedy officials in Laos annually, posing a challenge for authorities in the retrieval of all the pocketed money, according to inspectors.
Vientiane Times 

Getting Lao’d: The Growth of Lao Music and Film Scene
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Stan State Alum, Dr Steve Arounsack, directed and produced the film Getting Loa’d, that made its Stan State debut last month.
CSU Signal 

New legislation rewards well-behaved prisoners
Prisoners who demonstrate good behaviour and meet certain criteria can expect to be freed earlier or have their terms reduced, thanks to a new Presidential Ordinance.
Vientiane Times 


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